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Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice

  • Graduate Diploma

This Graduate Diploma offers students an opportunity to complement and extend their undergraduate studies with further study in Criminal Justice.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
GradDipCJ
Domestic Fees
$6,281 per year / $12,562 total
International Fees
$28,000 per year / $56,000 total

About this course

This Graduate Diploma offers students an opportunity to complement and extend their undergraduate studies with further study in Criminal Justice.

It is ideal for those who are seeking employment in a range of criminal justice sector occupations, and also for those currently employed within the sector who seek to have a professionally relevant graduate qualification.

Entry requirements

Entry to the Graduate Diploma requires a bachelor's degree, which does not need to be in the same area of study. If you gained your qualification overseas, this will need to be assessed to ensure it is of an equivalent standard.

Acceptance for the programme will depend on the standard and relevance of your previous studies. All students need to be approved by the Dean of Law.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC. Find out how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Graduates will be equipped with a graduate qualification that will prepare them for a career in the criminal justice fields, in particular roles within Nga Pirihimana O Aotearoa | New Zealand Police, Tahu o te Ture | Ministry of Justice, and Ara Poutama Aotearoa | Department of Corrections.

The Graduate Diploma is also relevant for work in other areas of government including prisons, probation and parole; criminal justice policy; forensics; public and private investigation and security; and social work.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
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